…As NGO cleans-up Kaduna River

By Ibrahima Yakubu

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: Some experts on matters of the environment in Kaduna have decried the dumping of garbages and waste in our rivers and water ways to save aquatic animals from extinction.

The National Pesident Kaduna Metrol Environment and Awareness lnitiative, an NGO, Comrade Jibril Suleman, who has been visiting Kaduna river banks, dams, water reservoirs and streams, in the past 10 years, to gather and clean-up trashes and garbages, said the aim is to save all aquatic animals and other species against going into extinctions.

According to him, there are many endangered species in the river as a  result of human irrational activities of dumping all kind of trash, garbage ,dangerous chemical substance into the river which are very harmful to the existence to the aquatic mamals.

Marine mammals, of course, don’t understand the dangers plastics pose to them. This problem was created by humans, and only humans can fix it

He said, for 10 years, he has been visiting many river banks that are closer to communities ,while raising more awareness to the general public on the dangers associated with dumping all sort of trash and garbage into the rivers and ocean.

“There is poor awareness to the general public on the harmful implication of suffocating marine mammals

“Many marine mammals have gone extinction in Nigeria such as crocodies, turtles, varieties of fish species,, crabs etc

“we don’t see the type of fish we do usually see in the north,and all these is attributed to himan irrational activities of polluting the marine environment”

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“Humans are driving one million species to extinction and hence the need to quickly bring an end to the continuous attack on oceanic animals” he added

Stressing that every weekend, he visits the river banks , in order to collect waste and other dangerous substance from harming the aquatic mamals.

Adding that Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history , and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world

He noted that recent United Nations report indicate that around 1 million animals and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history. 

Jibrin added that Human beings are contributing to the daily extinctions of  oceanic mamals and other species across the universe through various activities related to polluting the marine environment

He then called on the Ministry of Environment, concerned citizens, environmental NGos, Disaster management to support toward raising more awareness to the general public on dangers associated with dumping all sort of dangerous chemical and plastic waste into the river and other oceans

Similarly, ,the Drector African Climate Reporters Mr Nurudden Bello, said over 100 million marine animals die each year from plastic waste alone across the planet

Stressing that over 100,000 marine animals die from getting entangled in plastic yearly and other plastic waste and garbage across the universe

“Believe me or not ”Plastic in our oceans is killing marine mammals on daily basis while many died silently due to various traps and poisons by human activities”

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  He further said, ” It’s estimated that  56 %  of the planet’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species have consumed plastic, but to understand why you need to see the world as they do”

The Director then called on Nigerians to always participate in beach or community clean-ups to save marine mamals across the universe

While calling on every citizens to recycle everything they can to save the environmenmt against all sort of pollution


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